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anthonyinnes 03-23-2009 09:05 PM

Cheap DIY boatyard with Dry Dock storage Florida/Georgia

We're an Australian couple who have just purchased a 30 foot Bristol. We need to find a cheap DIY boatyard with dry dock storage (possible liveaboard option while we work on her?) in the Florida/Georgia area. We need to be able to sail her in, haul her out and dry dock her. Somewhere ideally not too far from a major airport. Boat may need to be in dry dock for about three months while we make a trip home (May through July)

We'd welcome any suggestions

Ant & Carol

amarinesurveyor 03-23-2009 09:22 PM

Try Indiantown Marina on the Okeechobee waterway, just west of Stuart, FL.

camaraderie 03-24-2009 02:15 AM

Cracker Boys, Ft. Pierce Florida

Vasco 03-25-2009 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by joethecobbler (Post 465743)
Yu don't say whee the boat is now. East coast or west.

Does Georgia have a west coast? Anyway I'd opt for Tiger Point marina in Fernandina Beach right on the FL/GA border about an hour from Jacksonville airport.

capn_dave 03-25-2009 06:58 PM

A Shameless plug
For Green Cove Springs Marina. Located on the St. Johns River just south of Jacksonville.
I admit I am the dockmaster there, but we might be just what your looking for.

(904) 284-1811 ask for Dave or Crystal

Fair Winds


xort 03-25-2009 09:42 PM

Crackerboy was a friendly place to work. But it's more than a walk to any stores so plan on renting a car. They lock up after about 9pm and it's pretty quiet. You can stay aboard on the hard. Big plus is Marine Connection Liquidators about 5 miles away. TONS of used gear.

anthonyinnes 03-27-2009 07:34 AM

Heartfelt thanks to all those who took time out to reply.It narrowed our search and first hand experience cuts through the commercial razzama taz.
gratefully Carol and Ant.

BrentM 03-29-2009 10:27 PM

Green Cove Springs Marina (2nding Dave's shameless plug) is a friendly place with a lot of folks doing the live aboard while refitting thing.

seafrontiersman 03-30-2009 12:53 PM

Green Cove Springs Marina is where I'm refitting, great prices, very frendly staff, convinent to St. Augustine and Jacksonvill so you can get anything you might need in terms of supplies. In St.Augustine I heartily reccomend The Sailors Exchange for SUPER deals on parts, rope, sails, etc.

Good luck!


Beersmith 06-02-2009 12:28 AM


I am purchasing a boat in Inglis, FL and plan to take it to a DIY yard after purchase. I figure I would take it south along the coast to somewhere between Tarpon Springs and Naples. Can anyone recommend some good options for DIY boat yards in this region?


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